"That's one of the unique difficulties of being an ACOD, to use the acronym: Your parents don't try to shield you from anything. I got really stressed having to hold in all of their secrets."According to .

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It isn't a child's job to help a family heal.

It's a parent's job." Sometimes, though, ACODs want to make it their job to help take care of their parents.

Both of them spent hours bitching to me about each other.

My mother would tell me she was sick of being with someone who was happy to turn on the TV and turn off his brain every night; my father would say he couldn't stand having a partner who took control of his every decision.If you're over the age of 18 when your parents split, it also makes you part of a growing group no one actually wants to be part of: adult children of divorce, or ACODs.The demographic has grown significantly enough in recent years to merit a catchy acronym (and corresponding effects on younger children.After months of emotional turmoil, your divorce decree has been signed, sealed and delivered. How do you tell people that you’re no longer married?To help, Wevorce experts have answered some frequently asked questions about divorce etiquette.Unlike a child, who is usually an innocent bystander during the end of their parents' relationship, ACODs are, more often than not, active participants; they're placed in the awkward position of having to provide emotional support for one or both of their parents.